(Mar. 12/14) Restaurants Canada met with Minister Kelly Regan and her senior staff to continue the push for a tip differential. Given that Nova Scotia has one of the highest minimum wage rates in the country, a wage differential would recognize the significant income earned from tips. Minister Regan committed to study this possibility with us.
The province’s minimum wage is pegged to inflation and goes up 10 cents on April 1, which means:
- general minimum wage rises to $10.40/hour; and
- training minimum wage increases to $9.90/hour.
Top photo: Restaurants Canada’s Luc Erjavec (left) with Minister Regan at a December 2013 press conference.